United States 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar

Description Morgan dollar production continued at its Congressionally mandated pace in 1887, despite the fact that even 10 years into the series' run it had...
Counterfeit 1875-CC Half Dollars and Facebook “Sponsored” Ads

Counterfeit 1875-CC Half Dollars and Facebook “Sponsored” Ads

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   I first became aware of these fakes in fake PCGS slabs through a Facebook advertisement in...
United States 1888 Liberty Head Nickel

United States 1888 Liberty Head Nickel

1888, an important year for American numismatics, saw the first publication of a small four-page pamphlet by Dr. George F. Heath. Originally called The...
Look Out! More Fake "Certified" Morgan Dollars Appear in Facebook Ads

Look Out! More Fake “Certified” Morgan Dollars Appear in Facebook Ads

By CoinWeek ....   On January 16, CoinWeek published an article by Jack Young where he talked about a particularly egregious wave of counterfeit Morgan dollars...
Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 3

Coins of Ancient Greek Troas (Troad): Part 3

By Steve Benner for CoinWeek .....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 * * * This article is the third part of...
Exclusive Video: Let's Talk About the 1803 O-103 Draped Bust Half Dollar

Exclusive Video: Let’s Talk About the 1803 O-103 Draped Bust Half Dollar

  Today, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan takes a look at the 1803-dated Overton-103 Draped Bust half dollar. We have a circulated example to share with...
Currently Circulating Mexican Coins

Currently Circulating Mexican Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   With nearly 500 years of western-style monetary history, Mexico’s numismatic story is quite fascinating. As one of the oldest North...
Collecting Large Cents by Type

Collecting Large Cents by Type – Exclusive Video

  Collecting Large Cents by Type is brought to you by EAC. For more information, visit www.eacs.org. * * * CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan breaks down the challenging and...
Learning the Art of the Deal: Rossi at the NYINC

Learning the Art of the Deal: Rossi at the NYINC

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As most collectors will be aware, last week was the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). As the premier...
CoinWeek Streaming News: Three Awesome Gold Coins You Can't Afford to Miss

CoinWeek Streaming News: Three Awesome Gold Coins You Can’t Afford to Miss

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...
United States 1907 Indian Head Cent

United States 1907 Indian Head Cent

History of the 1907 Indian Head Cent Despite the Panic of 1907, when the New York Stock Exchange fell to nearly 50% of its pre-crash...
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Kings of Bithynia

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Kings of Bithynia

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .....   ALONGSIDE THE GREAT Seleucid and Ptolemaic empires that emerged from the breakup of Alexander the Great’s empire following his...

United States 1968-D Lincoln Cent

In the lead-up to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1965, speculators and coin collectors drew the ire of the Mint, the Treasury,...
Jeff Garrett: Changing Trends in Numismatics

Jeff Garrett: Changing Trends in Numismatics

Looking at the most popular coins to collect over the years shows how collectors' goals and aspirations continue to evolve   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...
An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

An Epidemic of Counterfeit 1881-CC Morgans and Bad “PCGS” Slabs

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   The initial wave of fakes that I found (I recorded 13 different sellers during an approximately...
Numismatist David W. Lange Has Passed Away

Numismatist David W. Lange Has Passed Away

David W. Lange, noted numismatist, die variety expert, and lifelong fan of collecting coin boards, has passed away after a three-year battle with cancer....

A Brief History of the Austrian Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   It is fascinating how events in two different countries on different sides of the world can affect a third...
The Coins of Viking Age Scandinavia

The Coins of Viking Age Scandinavia

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Nearly everything we know about Viking Age coins comes from hoards. Whether buried as votive offerings or as simple...
The 1961 Proof Doubled Die Franklin Half Dollar

The 1961 Proof Doubled Die Franklin Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   While the "Bugs Bunny" Franklin half dollar captures the whimsy of the series enthusiast, the most popular variety of...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Large Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   After writing the previous “family” article about rather deceptive struck counterfeit half cents based on the...
United States 1903-S $5 Half Eagle Gold Coin

United States 1903-S $5 Half Eagle Gold Coin

1903 saw a series of interesting events for America: the United States leased Guantanamo Bay from Cuba, the Ford Motor Company was founded, and...
Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of January

Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in January

By CoinWeek ..... The month of January sets the stage for the new year. Americans go back to work, the wheels of the financial markets...
United States 1929 Lincoln Wheat Cent

United States 1929 Lincoln Cent

Hindsight is 20/20, and despite the Great Depression looming right around the corner, it was business as usual at the United States Mint in...
CoinWeek IQ - Intro to Colonial State Copper Coinages

CoinWeek IQ – Intro to Colonial State Copper Coinages

Colonial State Coppers by Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Colonial coins and Federal issues are entirely different beasts, and when you’re first getting into colonials,...

Counterfeit Detection – The 1895 Morgan Dollar

This 1895 Morgan dollar forgery is a simple case of just too much silver and not enough effort on the details.   The 1895 Morgan dollar...
United States 1860 Seated Liberty Dime

United States 1860 Seated Liberty Dime

The Seated Liberty (or Liberty Seated) dime debuted in 1837 and underwent a number of design modifications over the course of its 54-year run....

Collecting 20th-Century Gold Coins Was Always Unrealistic for the Average Collector

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   In the February 1965 issue of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, Philadelphia coin dealer Gerald Zaid offered beautiful four-coin Saint-Gaudens-era gold...
The Coin Analyst’s Guide to Post-Holiday Gifts for Modern World Coin Collectors

The Coin Analyst’s Guide to Post-Holiday Gifts for Modern World Coin Collectors

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   It’s that time of the year again – time to look back on some highlights from the dizzying...
Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Draped Bust Dollars

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Draped Bust Dollars

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   In a discussion at the 2019 Dayton EAC Convention on counterfeits, we talked of three "families"...

Modern US Coins – Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ...... Susan B. Anthony dollars are growing on some collectors these days. Now gracefully approaching middle age, the nation’s first...